English as an addtional language (EAL)
Here at Higher Openshaw Community School we are proud to welcome families from a wealth of different cultures and backgrounds and we greatly value the rich diversity of our school community. We have pupils from all around the world and many languages spoken and as such support for EAL is a big part of our school.
Assessment, Monitoring and Provision
During their time at our school, our EAL (English as an Additional Language) pupils are closely monitored for their progress in the curriculum and their acquisition of English. We use information from the NASSEA assessment form to track each pupil’s individual progress. This information subsequently informs the EAL support that we put in place for each child.
We provide support in each class for our EAL pupils at the level they can access, this includes using visuals, translated materials and intervention support to boost vocabulary and communication as required.
We use a variety of translated resources across school to support our pupils, including bilingual books, multi- language dictionaries.
Whenever we have a newly arrived pupil they are buddied up with a classmate in order that they settle into school life and feel welcomed at HOCS.
We love to recognise the rich diversity of language, culture and religion in our school and we have various activities across the school year, which promote and enable our pupils to share their culture in school; we have multicultural weeks, art activities, workshops and other events which allow our community to get together and celebrate.
Resources for pupils and parents